Senior Buyer - Components

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KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Education: 
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Business or related discipline.

Experience: 
7 years of purchasing and/or equivalent Supply Chain experience.

1. Must have effective negotiation skills in order to influence decisions that impact Company bottom-line.  Must have the ability to effectively interface with internal and external contacts and have the ability to monitor delicate situations tactfully. Must have the ability to understand business needs and strategically plan the most cost-effective solution to goals and objectives, while balancing the needs of the independent sales force.

2. Must possess and understand the ability to perform capacity analysis studies to support new product introductions at both a component and finished goods level.

3. Must understand basic financial concepts and applications (i.e. NPV, ROI, Financial Statements, etc.) for evaluating new and current supplier’s financial stability and for submitting business proposals on new projects, ideas, concepts, etc., or to gain approval from upper management.

4. Must have effective decision-making skills since decisions impact the financial, employee, or public relations posture of the organization. Erroneous decisions or failure to achieve objectives would normally have a serious impact upon the administration of the organization.

5. Must have effective organizational, project management, and time management skills to work effectively with internal and external contacts.

6. Must have advanced knowledge of and experience in materials, manufacturing, printing, and decorating processes, in order to meet Company production and cost objectives while maintaining quality and supply flexibility

7. Must have effective oral and written communication skills in order to address purchasing requests, inquiries, and problems, interface effectively with suppliers, and to act as a liaison between various internal organizations.

8. Must be knowledgeable about the laws and regulations associated with each region and aware of the cultural differences between the US and the region. Must have the ability to work with multiple cultures, in order to interface effectively with subsidiaries.

9. Ability to effectively author and analyze supplier contracts.  Must work closely with Legal Department in order to put in place contracts that accurately document the agreed upon deal and still protect the company’s risk.

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